Chapter 18. Type Effects

THIS CHAPTER IS DEVOTED TO CREATING PRACTICAL and skillful text effects. In addition to its industrial-strength tools for handling continuous text, InDesign has an impressive array of features for creating logo treatments and special effects. With its path editing and transparency tools, it's now possible to create type effects directly within InDesign that until recently would have required Photoshop or Illustrator. It remains true that Photoshop and Illustrator offer more in the type effects department, but recent versions of InDesign have incorporated some of the features of these venerable programs into its own toolset, so that if you don't have or don't know Photoshop or Illustrator you can still create great text effects from within InDesign.